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TV/radio briefs: The Weather Channel, Adam Bomb, Natasha Curry



Natasha Curry, Atlanta-based anchor for HLN's weekend morning show "Weekend Express", opted out of a contract renewal and will be moving to the West Coast, a CNN spokeswoman confirmed to me yesterday after the news broke on other sites.

Curry joined the station in 2008. She also filled in for Robin Meade on weekdays.

Her departure is happening just a week after new New York-based HLN chief Albie Hecht spent two days in Atlanta last week brainstorming ideas with staff about a revamped HLN. Jeff Zucker has said he wants to overhaul the network, though what it's going to look like in a year's time is unclear.

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The Weather Channel, headquartered in Cobb County for 17 years, has been in talks with the county seeking tax breaks to stay. Their requests are coming at the same time as the Braves stadium move was announced, according to my colleagues Dan Klepal and J. Scott Trubey. The headquarters is near where the stadium will be off I-75 and I-285. You can read the story here in full if you're an AJC or myajc.com subscriber. (If you want our really high quality journalism, it isn't free.)

Former "Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion, by the way, joined the Weather Channel this past Monday. His new morning show will debut early next year.

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Adult Swim, based in Midtown, had its best year ever in ratings in its targeted 18 to 34 male demo, with ratings up 22 percent in that demo year over year. The network is 12 years old. In primetime, among basic cable networks, it was No. 2 among 18 to 34 year olds and 18 to 34 year old males behind only sister station TBS.

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Adam Bomb, who has lived in Dallas the past three years, has returned to Atlanta and will be doing his Q100 syndicated night show from the local studios here starting tonight.

He worked at Q100 at nights from 2006 to 2010, then grabbed a job in Dallas.

Cumulus, which owns Q100, was able to bring Adam Bomb back to Q100 last year via a syndicated night show, first with Perez Hilton, then solo after 14 months. (When I placed a poll up at the time asking folks what they thought of this, 92 percent were flabbergasted by Hilton being on the radio.)

He stayed in Dallas at the time.

But he wanted to come back to Atlanta. (Who doesn't?) So he and his boss Rob Roberts agreed to bring him back. And now he can do local appearances for Q100 as well.

Roberts posted this on Facebook last night:

My "Night Guy" for over a decade has been Adam Bomb Show at Y-100 and Q100. He left for a while to do his show in Dallas but this week he returns to his Atlanta stomping grounds doing his nationwide show "Nights Live with Adam Bomb" from the luxurious Q100 studios. Couldn't be prouder!

Previous Adam Bomb stories

2/18/10: Adam Bomb leaving Q100

5/4/12: Perez Hilton and Adam Bomb airing syndicated show on Q100

7/1/12: Perez dropped, Adam Bomb stays

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